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OP-ED: Unprepared: Government Failings Intensify Haiyan Aid Disaster


World  (tags: emergencypreparedness, Phillipines, TYphoon Haiyan, Typhoon Haiyan, world, news, society, politics, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 149 days ago - spiegel.de
Typhoon Haiyan has left entire regions all but inaccessible in the Philippines, while the ensuing chaos has hampered the efforts of relief workers. A country hit by about 10 typhoons a year ought to be better prepared.



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Carol D. (98)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 8:37 am
I agree They could start with better buildings That typhoon was like a bomb going through so they could have underground shelters for people to go to after the warnings Another country that gets its priorities wrong

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Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:45 pm
noted, thanks
 

Birgit W. (135)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:32 pm
Horrific. People need help, and cannot get it because threr is absolutely no organization. If I were Mr. Görgen, I would loose my mind. They are there to help, and still cannot do a thing.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 9:41 pm
sad..so many dead, so much corruption in the government, shared on fb
 

Kim Ireland (23)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 12:10 am
I think this is really harsh they are a poor country and its like saying those in the states that get hit by tornadoes every year should be better prepared - when a disaster hits we should all help in whatever little way we can - one day you just might be the one who needs help
 

John S. (294)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 2:56 am
noted
 

Natalie Descent (0)
Friday November 22, 2013, 6:37 am
very informative
 

Winn Adams (178)
Friday November 22, 2013, 11:09 am
So sad . . . .
 

Kathy Saunders (12)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 5:29 pm
Frustration? Good going German Helpers!
 

Karen Chestney (95)
Monday November 25, 2013, 4:31 am
I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY ANY OF THE COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN PROVIDING AID WERE UNPREPARED. THERE WAS AMPLE WARNING THE MASSIVE STORM WAS BEING TRACKED. IT'S INTENSITY WAS KNOWN.WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG FOR ANY SHIPS TO REACH THOSE IN NEED? EVEN THE US SHIPS TOOK DAYS? WHY? THE SHIPS SHOULD HAVE LEFT "BEFORE" THE TYPHOON HIT.!...EVERYONE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HIT & HIT HARD. SEEMS TO ME ALL WERE LITTLE SLOW ON THE GET-GO.
 
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